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Wicklow Minister Says Government Working On Measures To Speed Up Process For Asylum-Seekers

It comes as the state struggles to provide accommodation for those seeking international protection and people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Pressure is set to increase as contracts with some hotels are due to end in March.

Justice Minister Simon Harris insists action will be taken in relation to the process for asylum here.

Meanwhile a man in his 30s has been charged in connection with alleged threats of criminal damage to a hotel housing asylum seekers  in County Kildare.

It's alleged to have happened at the residence on Stanhope Street in Athy on Monday.

A report was made to Gardaí that a man entered the property and made threats.

The man has been released on bail after appearing before a sitting of Naas District Court earlier this afternoon.

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